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Harry
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What film always impress you or take your mind of things?
In no particular order I rate...
Witchfinder General (Vincent Price
Young Frankenstein (Gene Wilder)
The Shootist (John Wayne)
Bonnie & Clyde (Warren Beatty)
Get Carter (Micheal Caine)
Step Brothers (Will Ferrell)
Midnight Cowboy (Dustin Hoffman)
Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen)
Key Largo (Humphrey Bogart)
Fish Tank (Michael Fassbender)
Does anyone have any recommendations?
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2001, Alien / Aliens, Anchorman, Apocalypse Now (and Hearts of Darkness), Best In Show Birds, Blade Runner, Butch Cassidy, Close Encounters, Cool Hand Luke, Deer Hunter, Die Hard, Doctor Strangelove, Donnie Darko, Eraserhead, ET, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, Freaks, French Connection, Godfather trilogy, Good Bad and Ugly, Goodfellas, Great Escape, Inside Out, Its A Wonderful Life, Jacobs Ladder, Jaws, Once Upon A Time In America, Once Upon A Time In The West, One Flew Over Cuckoo Nest, Pan's Labyrinth, Planet of the Apes, Poltergeist, Psycho, Raging Bull, Rocky, Royal Tenenbaums, Shaun of the Dead, Shining, Star Wars trilogy, Spinal Tap, Taxi Driver, Toy Story, Third Man, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Wicker Man, Wthnail and I.
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That's a great list.
I only saw 2001 about a year ago. Kubrick was an amazing director. I love one of his early films, The Killing.
I think Lynch and Hitchcock also had a touch of genius.
It's A Wonderful Life always makes me cry - it's weirdly left wing for an American movie.
I've never seen; Pan's Labyrinth or Truman Show. I have more time on my hands than usual so I'll investigate Smile
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Cheers Harry

I like your list too - never seen The Killing, Witchfinder General, or Fish Tank so will have to check them out.

From the tales about Kubrick, I am not sure I would have liked to have worked on one of his movies but the results are fantastic.

Lynch can be hit and miss, but he is a visionary - should really have added Blue Velvet - and the first series of Twin Peaks is one of the best ever TV shows (next to Breaking Bad). Also enjoyed his short on Netflix - What did Jack do?
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SNOW CAKE 2007
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfwoJfDx7mc

In Bruges (2008)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-gG2qo_l_A

This Must Be The Place (2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0ryRwKkKI4

Three Amigos! (1986)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9OAjqs6dOo
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I don't know the first two but I like the actors they have in them. So I'll check them out.
I love Steve Martin but prefer him in Bowfinger, L.A. Story, and The Jerk etc. I thought 3 Amigos has about 4 great laughs in it
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Great list HarryJ. Highlights for me - Alien(s). Clint's westerns G.B.U, F.O.D and FAFDM. Star Wars Trilogy. It's A Wonderful Life. Jaws. Goodfellas.Very Happy

In Bruges is a real sleeper from Marigold. Colin Farrell at his best in this black comedy.

I also freely admit to having a soft spot for Grease. First movie I went to with mates and not parents.

The Wanderers I prefer to The Warriors and not just because of the brilliant 1963 soundtrack.

No Country For Old Men, Fargo, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Enter The Dragon, Forbidden Planet and Casino also come to mind.
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Here's a few more recommendations...
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/feb/03/52-perfect-comfort-films-to-watch-again-and-again
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXXDC5FarhE

Definitely "Sideways" "Don't go to the darkside"
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Some crackers there - good taste in Films you guys have
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Kes
Zelig
Babylon
Rockers
Carry On Abroad

Always thought Bonnie and Clyde was a brilliant and stylish film.

There'd be a 1960s/early 70s Hammer film in there, preferably one set in contemporary Britain with a stately home or two thrown in somewhere. Those were always the best and most disturbing horror films for me, 'disturbing' because of the familiar locations and their contemporaneous setting.
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Imani, I'm sure you saw this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2019/47/greg-davies-looking-for-kes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07vby4z

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/why-i-warmed-greg-davies-documentary-looking-kes-anthony-clavane-1747060

Did everyone read Kes at school?
Being a school girl in central London, where 'wildlife' meant a squirrel in a fenced city park - Kes was very hard to relate to - but see - even after all of these years, we still think of it. Thank you for listing such a great film.
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marigold wrote:
Imani, I'm sure you saw this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2019/47/greg-davies-looking-for-kes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07vby4z

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/why-i-warmed-greg-davies-documentary-looking-kes-anthony-clavane-1747060

Did everyone read Kes at school?
Being a school girl in central London, where 'wildlife' meant a squirrel in a fenced city park - Kes was very hard to relate to - but see - even after all of these years, we still think of it. Thank you for listing such a great film.


Yes, I saw this a couple of years ago. It's great how they cast non-actors in the film. I got to meet David Bradley (now Dai Bradley) in 2013, as he'd been part of a local film project. Nice man, very down to earth.

We never read it, though. I related to the film because I saw it around ten years after it had been made, and being at school in Yorkshire, it felt recognisable. Though the difference between the way they speak in Bradford (West Yorkshire) to south Yorkshire is staggering. The past is indeed a foreign country - i.e. Barnsley.
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I love Kes and most Ken Loach stuff although I've tended to avoid sad films at the moment. Bonnie & Clyde is great and I was surprised how much I liked Carry On Abroad. (Kind of a shame Ray Brooks and June Whitfield didn't appear in more Carry On films)
Zelig is fantastic - most of the 50 films Woody Allen has directed are worth a watch. I think the best are Stardust Memories, Crime & Misdemeanors, Another Woman, Husbands & Wives, Purple Rose of Cairo, and Hannah And Her Sisters.

I was glad Halfy's list included, Goodfellas, Casino, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, and Grease I'd say all of those films are brilliant.
I've never been into the Cohn Brothers but I like Miller's Crossing
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Harry wrote:
I love Kes and most Ken Loach stuff although I've tended to avoid sad films at the moment. Bonnie & Clyde is great and I was surprised how much I liked Carry On Abroad. (Kind of a shame Ray Brooks and June Whitfield didn't appear in more Carry On films)
Zelig is fantastic - most of the 50 films Woody Allen has directed are worth a watch. I think the best are Stardust Memories, Crime & Misdemeanors, Another Woman, Husbands & Wives, Purple Rose of Cairo, and Hannah And Her Sisters.

I was glad Halfy's list included, Goodfellas, Casino, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, and Grease I'd say all of those films are brilliant.
I've never been into the Cohn Brothers but I like Miller's Crossing


Kes's ending is touching, and especially was when I first saw it. For years I never knew that Ray Brooks was the narrator of Mr Benn. June Whitfield was a great addition to the team. There'd have been at least another half dozen Carry On's in my list to be honest, but I didn't want it to seem too "high-brow".

Grease I was never mad on, though. Nor Star Wars, but it's better than Grease. Play It Again, Sam is probably my favourite of Woody Allen's films.
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